Season 2018/19: Justice

Stories that need to be told
Music that needs to be heard

What is justice? What is just? What just is? 2019 brings you experiences that are in search of justice; insightful and inspiring. The Black Cat looks at the absolute force of law without mercy as something which cannot be escaped. Philip Glass' In The Penal Colony is a Kafkaesque metaphor about the twilight of a barbaric world order and the dawn of a humane judicial system. A dramatic case of legal injustice from the 1980's inspired our world premiere of The Central Park Five by Anthony Davis.

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The Love Potion

Frank Martin
May 13, 19, 2018

A retelling of the epic story of Tristan and Isolde. The fateful lovers meet by deception; fall in love by magic, and pursue their love in defiance of heavenly and earthly power. 

"Love Potion casts a haunting spell. Mitisek's austere production is like a mystical ritual that exists beyond time." -Chicago Tribune 

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The Best of 20

Andreas Mitisek
June 2, 2018

Celebrating Andreas Mitisek and his 20 years at LBO we will feature his creative work as conductor, director and producer over the years. Mistress of ceremonies Suzan Hanson will be joined by other LBO favorites for an entertaining journey through Andreas' over 60 LBO productions. It all started with LA Indian Queen…. and the journey continues.

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